Saad Haddad has been announced as the 2019-2021 Young Concert Artists composer-in-residence, the 12th composer to receive this honor.
Learn more about Saad Haddad in this NewMusicBox feature from March 2016.
Saad Haddad joins the roster of Young Concert Artists, which provides management services, publicity, and seeks out commissioning and performance opportunities. He receives two Young Concert Artists commissions. The first is for 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions winner pianist Aristo Sham, who will premiere the work on the Young Concert Artists Series in April 2020, at Merkin Concert Hall in New York and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The second commission, for another YCA artist, will premiere during the 2020-2021 season.
The composer was chosen by a panel of Young Concert Artists Alumni who considered the scores and recordings sent by the twenty applicants to the Young Concert Artists Composer Program. The panel was comprised of composer Daniel Kellogg, flutist Marya Martin, pianist Ursula Oppens, clarinetist Todd Palmer, composer Kevin Puts, composer Chris Rogerson, trumpeter/conductor Gerard Schwarz, and pianist Jeffrey Swann.